Sipping Off The Cuff: Dos Artes Anejo Tequila

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Dos Artes Anejo

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Dos Artes Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

This tequila, now sold in the distinctive ceramic bottle that looks amazingly like a cowboy boot, is something we might find in Mike Morales’ closet – and not his tequila closet.  This amazing piece of art can be found at Costco, if you’re lucky – the bottle is so beautiful and the tequila inside so lovely that Costco can barely keep it in stock.  Get this one while you can because it is a winner.

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T1 Ultra Fino.

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (2)

Summertime Food Pairing with Tequila Uno

Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, discusses food pairing with T1 Ultra Fino blanco and shares his recipe for a simple Skinny Margarita.

Flavor Notes

Ultra Fino is distilled using hand picked agave from Atotonilco in the highlands of Jalisco, and has a sweet, fruity nose, not flowery like the agave from Arandas is sometimes known for.  Delicate tones of fresh, green agave.  An ever so slight finish that stays in the back of your throat, not burning down your esophagus.

Serving Suggestions

Ultra Fino can be sipped neat, or on the rocks with just a twist of lime to release the fruity elements of the highlands agave.  It’s the original Skinny Margarita without the excess calories of a mix.

Designed with the beginner–or favorite lady–in mind.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Perfect for pairing with ceviche, cucumbers, jicama and fresh fruits of all kinds.

Celebrate Summertime–any time–with T1 Ultra Fino.

Read the full story of Germán González and T1 Tequila Uno here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Maestro Dobel Tequila

Maestro Dobel Tequila

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Maestro Dobel Tequila.

What is Maestro Dobel?

Dobel was created by and named after Juan-Domingo “Dobel” Beckmann, the eleventh-generation leader of Jose Cuervo tequilas, in collaboration with master distillers (“Maestros”) Marco Anguiano and Luis Yerenas. It was introduced in 2008.

Dobel is a blend of reposado, añejo and extra añejo tequilas, aged one, two and three years, respectively, in European white oak barrels, and then filtered to remove all color. The tequilas in the blend are distilled from 100% blue agave from a single estate in Jalisco, Mexico. Technically considered a reposado, it is the first ever multi-aged clear tequila.

The original bottle had a crystal-cut glass design with a thick metallic base. The current bottle is modeled after a 19th-century laboratory bottle.

According to Maestro Dobel Tequila

maestro dobel, tequilaDobel Tequila is one of the United States’ fastest growing ultra-premium tequilas. Named after its founder (Dobel is his abbreviated name – Juan Domingo Beckmann Legoretta) the tequila is sourced from single estates and is distilled from 100% blue agave and bottled in Jalisco, Mexico. Each bottle of Dobel Tequila is double-distilled, matured in Hungarian White Oak barrels, and filtered for exceptional smoothness and clarity. Dobel Tequila is recognized for its superior smoothness and iconic packagingwhich includes a stopper and a modern twist on a vintage apothecary-style bottle, a heavily embossed bottle whose design is inspired by the laboratory sample bottles used by the distillery’s Maestro Tequileros (Master Distillers).  Dobel Tequila is available nationwide in fine bars, restaurants and retailers – available in 200 ml, 375 ml and 750 ml bottles.  The 750 ml bottle will retail for $54.99.

The entire line of T1 Tequila Uno.

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (1)

Tequila Uno–The Process

Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, explains in-depth his process of agave selection and distillation for his tequilas. From hand selecting mature agave to purposely aging in used scotch whisky barrels, this tequila master doesn’t miss a trick.

Read the full story of Germán González and T1 Tequila Uno here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Don Julio Anejo

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Don Julio Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

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About Don Julio Gonzalez

The life of Don Julio González was defined, above all else, by passion. It was this passion that inspired his creation of the world’s first luxury tequila.

From a young age, Don Julio González saw a unique opportunity in the production of tequila. With nothing but his own passion for the endeavor, he went to a powerful local businessman and requested a loan to pursue his vision. Seeing exceptional drive and confidence in the young man, the businessman granted him a loan to found his first distillery.

In his mission to revolutionize tequila from the ground up, Don Julio González chose quality over quantity at every turn. He painstakingly planted each agave further apart, giving them more room to grow. He allowed each individual plant to grow to full maturity before harvesting. He would select only the most succulent portions of the pina, before slow roasting them for unprecendented 72-hour cycles. The resulting tequila was smoother, richer, and of truly uncompromising quality.

When the time came to bottle his creation, he broke with generations of tradition. Tequila bottles had always been tall, and were usually hidden beneath the table. Don Julio González envisioned a spirit worthy of proud display on the table, and designed a shorter bottle so his guests could still see one
another across the table.

As word of his tequila spread and his success grew, Don Julio González stayed loyal to the community that had made his labor of love a phenomenon. Staying in his native Jalisco, he established a distillery where generations to come would follow his passion for quality and craftmanship, the passion of a man who revolutionized an industry forever.

 

About Don Julio Anejo

Barrel aged in smaller batches for eighteen months in American white-oak barrels,
Tequila Don Julio Añejo is a testament to the craft of making
a superior tasting, aged tequila.
Rich, distinctive and wonderfully complex, its flavor strikes the perfect balance between agave, wood and hints of vanilla. Best experienced neat in a snifter or simply on the rocks.

Color: Nose: Taste: Finish:
Light amber A fresh blend of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus aromas with a rich touch of caramel. Full-bodied and complex with expressions of cooked agave, wild honey and oak-infused butterscotch. Bright and lightly spiced finish with the essence of wild honey.